Anchor Old Foghorn

Anchor Old Foghorn
I’m going to skip the daily update. Suffice it to say: Long work day, accounting class after work, BEER TIME. More specifically, bad-ass 8.2% ABV Anchor Old Foghorn barleywine time.

OK, so 8.2% isn’t all that bad-ass when you’re in the world of barley wine, but it sounded cool. Sue me. I’ve been told this mahogany colored beast is a delicious sipper, so let’s get to it.

The aroma basically has me drooling. Could it be that this has been a really long day? Yes. I’m giving the beer solid credit for filling my livingroom with deliciousness.

On a side note, while rummaging through a closet I finally found our humidifier filters. The machine has now been running for two days. My nose is feeling slightly less dry and more apt to picking up specific scents. Not perfect mind you, which really says something extra about how pungent this Foghorn really is.

I hate to keep falling back on this “dark fruit” cop-out, but that’s really what I pick up in this aroma and in the flavor. Other thoughts on taste: Alcohol is making itself known. Significantly sweet beer…no bitter whatsoever. A touch of vanilla maybe?

The mouthfeel is worth mentioning also. Smooooooth and creamy. Thick. The sweetness of the brew combined with the mouthfeel makes the beer even seem a little syrupy.

Sweet barleywine – quite possibly at the top of my list of favorite styles. The only downside is that there is no way you want to drink more than one of these in a sitting. Hat–>tip–>Anchor–>done.
Anchor Old Foghorn

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Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.

1 thought on “Anchor Old Foghorn”

  1. I hate being picky about glassware, and normally I'm not. In fact, I did the same thing when I first got into beer (I tried World Wide Stout way too soon in my beer journey and drank it from a pint glass and poured most of it down the drain).

    Anyway, a barleywine should not be drunk from a shaker pint glass like the one pictured. It should be poured into a snifter and sipped slowly. It's not beer douchery that makes me say this, it's simply how that beer (and many others) should be enjoyed. You really get more aroma from it because it gets trapped in the shape of the glass.

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